Principal Clinical Research Scientist I

J&J Family of Companies

Principal Clinical Research Scientist I – 2406170116W


Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnsons MedTech, is recruiting for a Principal Clinical Research Scientist. Remote work options may be considered on a case-by-case basis and if approved by the Company

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We are looking for a strong leader to support the development and design of Abiomed’s global clinical studies with the focus on sound clinical evidence generation to drive better patient outcomes with the use of Abiomed products. The Principal Clinical Research Scientist will oversee clinical studies within the Clinical and Regulatory Affairs department. The ideal candidate will be able to directly influence a strong evidence generation engine for Abiomed products.


Execute on Abiomed’s scientific objectives within Abiomed-sponsored clinical studies

Serve as scientific lead on Abiomed-sponsored clinical studies, and be the point person for scientific questions during execution of these studies

Own protocol development, revisions, submission, and approval, including consensus building with study steering committee and principal investigators and communication with FDA

Work closely with biostatistics team to evaluate study design options and analyze study data to support study decisions related to protocol development and study execution

Support the production of trial-related interim analyses, hypothesis testing, publications, and presentations

Own steering committee meetings and serve as scientific lead on investigator/research coordinator meetings

Provide scientific support for development of electronic data capture (EDC) for Abiomed-sponsored clinical studies

Responsible for scientific content for all trial-related documents

Own annual and final report content development, and coordination of content from various stakeholders

Develop, maintain, and review periodic study reports – review for outliers, ranges, and potentially problematic data; identify and communicate root causes and suggest possible solutions, document data observations, and follow pre-established processes and procedures

Develop and execute publication/presentation charters for clinical studies

Ensure data analysis integrity for clinical studies within scope of role

Drive strong publication/presentation cadence for Abiomed sponsored clinical studies

Execute on the regulatory pathway required for new investigational devices and for indication expansion globally

Conduct literature review and clinical data review to support regulatory submissions and CERs

Cross-collaboration with other Medical Office departments


Advanced degree in science or engineering; PhD or MD required

At least 5 years relevant post-graduate research experience required

At least 3 years clinical science/research experience in cardiology/cardiovascular space or medical devices required

Medical device and/or industry clinical research experience strongly preferred

Experience with scientific contribution to large multicenter clinical trials required

Excellent communication and collaboration skills, comfortable presenting to company leadership and external key opinion leaders

Strong understanding of biostatistics

Strong publication history in peer-reviewed journals

Knowledge of healthcare ethics, compliance regulations

Strong work ethic, self-motivated, team player with strong interpersonal skills

Ability to travel up to 15% (domestic and international) to attend site visits, investigator meetings, and scientific conferences

This job posting is anticipated to close on 3.15.2024. The Company may however extend this time-period, in which case the posting will remain available on to accept additional applications.

For U.S. applicants, in accordance with applicable disclosure requirements, the anticipated base pay range for this position is $113,000-$170,000 . The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. For additional general information on company benefits, please go to:

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location NA-US-4887-Danvers

Other Locations NA-United States

Organization ABIOMED Inc.(6942)

Job Function Clinical Development & Research & Non-MD

Req ID: 2406170116W